01 Apr '12, 7am
McDonald’s Replaces PlayPlaces With Urban Gardens, Composting Sites
McDonald’s, the Big Mac of fast food companies, has ramped up its efforts to improve its overall sustainability . Starting this week, over 20 of its outdoor PlayPlaces will be replaced with urban gardens and composting facilities. The move comes after pressure from moms who found the bacterial content of the PlayPlaces extremely disturbing. In addition to stopping the spread of infectious diseases spread by saliva-ladened plastic balls, the new initiative should shield the company from criticism over the waste its products generate and backtracking and re-backtracking over a decision to source chicken from Brazil during the London Olympics.